FIRST DAIRY CATTLE FARM IN NORTH AMERICA AWARDED TOP ANIMAL WELFARE AND GRASSFED CERTIFICATION
— Pure Éire Dairy in Othello, WA, uses sustainable agriculture methods to produce Certified Grassfed by AGW dairy products —
OTHELLO, WA (August 9, 2016)–Pure Éire Dairy is the first dairy cattle farm to be Certified Grassfed by A Greener World (AGW)–one of North America’s most trusted and transparent farm certifiers.
Certified Grassfed by AGWCertified Grassfed by AGW is the only certification and logo in the U.S. and Canada that guarantees food products come from animals fed a 100 percent grass and forage diet, raised outdoors on pasture or range for their entire lives, and managed according to Certified AWA’s leading welfare and environmental standards on an independent family farm.
While other grassfed labels exist, Certified Grassfed by AGW is the first to meet consumer expectations when it comes to a grassfed and forage diet, environmental management, the preservation of antibiotics and farm animal welfare. Because Certified Grassfed by AGW is an optional, additional accreditation for farmers meeting AWA’s standards for high-welfare, sustainable production, the combined standards also guarantee the dairy cattle at Pure Éire Dairy are not given things like growth hormones (such as rBST–recombinant bovine somatotropin) or routine antibiotics.
AGW Executive Director Andrew Gunther says,
“We are proud to announce the first Certified Grassfed by AGW dairy operation and with it, a label that delivers real transparency and trust. Families want dairy products from happy cows on pasture, but with so many misleading labels it can be difficult to purchase with confidence.
“Certified Grassfed by AGW is the only grassfed dairy label that guarantees a 100 percent grass and forage diet, sustainable farm management and high animal welfare. We are honored to help distinguish farmers like Jill and Richard Smith at Pure Éire Dairy as leaders in the industry.”
Richard Smith of Pure Éire Dairy says,
“We wanted a food label that would reflect our commitment to the health of our animals and set us apart in the grassfed market. Certified Grassfed by AGW shows that we are doing exactly what we say we’re doing, according to the highest standards out there.”
For more information about Certified Grassfed by AGW dairy certification visit http://animalwelfareapproved.org/standards/grassfed/.
Ruminant animals raised outdoors on pasture for their entire lives, with an entirely grass and forage diet
Animals raised according to the highest animal welfare and environmental standards in the U.S. and Canada
High-welfare handling, transport, and slaughter of animals–including an annual review of slaughter facilities.